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Photo: Captain Diego Rouylle The following remarks were delivered by Captain Diego Rouylle at the February 19 FWC Commission meeting. Capt. Rouylle spoke on the agenda item: Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint.  Ladies and gentlemen, I am glad to be here today. The number of permit on our flats has decreased by over 70 percent […]

Photo: Captain Dale Bishop The following remarks were delivered by Captain Dale Bishop at the February 19 FWC Commission meeting. Capt. Bishop spoke on the agenda item: Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint.  Good morning, my name is Captain Dale Bishop. I am a flats fishing guide in the Lower Florida Keys. I’ve been guiding […]

Tom Brokaw. Photo: Dorsey Pictures Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will honor Emmy award winning television journalist Tom Brokaw with the Lefty Kreh Award for Lifetime Achievement in Conservation at BTT’s 9th Annual NYC Dinner & Awards Ceremony held on April 21, 2020, at The University Club. The Lefty Kreh Award is presented annually to an individual […]

The following remarks were delivered by Captain Jimmy Gagliardini at the February 19 FWC Commission meeting. Capt. Gagliardini spoke on the agenda item: Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint.  Good Morning. My name is Captain Jimmy Gagliardini and I am here to speak to you about the reality of the fisheries in the Florida Keys. I […]

The following remarks were delivered by BTT Florida Keys Initiative Manager Dr. Ross Boucek at the February 19 FWC Commission meeting. Dr. Boucek spoke on the agenda item: Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint.   Good morning Chairman and Commissioners, My name is Dr. Ross Boucek. I am a scientist for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. I […]

Bonefish 5905. Photo: Ian Wilson For a bonefish fishery to be productive, we must let bonefish spawn undisturbed. Therefore, finding where bonefish spawn, and protecting those fish and habitats that support them, have been a core component of BTT’s conservation approach. Throughout the Caribbean, BTT researchers have mapped bonefish spawning sites in Mexico, Belize and […]

Photo: Ian Wilson  The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary released its draft management plan, A Restoration Blueprint, in August, setting in motion a period of debate and public comment. FKNMS has the challenging job of striking the right balance between human use of the marine environment and conservation. Not only is our feedback requested, it’s critically important […]

On October 16, 2016, Captain Jose Ucan “Carreto” from La Pescadora Fly Fishing Lodge tagged a 28-inch permit while guiding a client in Ascension Bay, Mexico, famous for its permit fishing. This wasn’t unusual – Carreto has tagged hundreds of permit over the past five years as part of a long-term BTT project to track […]

Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, a leading flyfishing travel agency, based in Bozeman, Montana, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s conservation efforts as a Bronze Corporate Sponsor. “We’re thrilled to continue our support of BTT, and recognize the important work that the Trust is doing in so many places that matter to anglers […]

Photos: Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is excited to announce its annual, members-only Trip of a Lifetime drawing. One lucky winner and his/her guest will enjoy 4 nights at Red Bays Sunset Lodge in Andros and 3 days of guided flats fishing with the lodge’s team of experienced guides on Andros’ famed northwest […]


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